Three Tips for Feeling More Comfortable During a Job Interview

May 12, 2021

With many people starting to enter back into the workforce as we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic, employers are beginning their hiring process and this means interviews. Some see an interview as an opportunity to discuss if the job is for them, but others often feel nervous about being on an interview, especially when it’s for a job they are really interested in. If you relate more to the second group of people and feel nervous during an interview, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you feel more comfortable during your next job interview:

  1. Be Sure to Research: Prior to any interview, whether you feel comfortable or not, you want to do your research on the company. This will not only make you feel more comfortable with questions the interviewer may ask, but will also make you appear more prepared. You’ll be able to answer specific questions and can use your existing knowledge of the company to relay to the interviewer how your prior experience can relate and what value you can add to the company.
  2. Prepare Yourself:In preparation for the interview you’ll want to prepare yourself so that you feel comfortable and less stressed. Start by getting a good night of sleep the night prior so you feel refreshed and then treat yourself to your favorite cup of coffee and breakfast pairing in the morning. It also doesn’t hurt to think of a few key points to touch on during the interview ahead of time such as specific questions you may have for the company/interviewer. Also prepare yourself by creating a list of your best qualities that you can incorporate in the interview/conversation. This will not only make you feel more confident about your own skills, but will also help you feel more prepared.
  3. Make it a Conversation: Rather than focusing on the fact that this person is drilling you and making you feel intimidated, make it a conversion. Focus on the fact that this is just another person that you’re learning about while they learn about you. A popular phase surrounding interviews is that you are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. You want to focus on the fact that you should also be looking for a job that fits your needs as they are searching for an employee that fits theirs.

In the end, an interview is a pretty simple process where a company is just getting to know you. They want to learn about you and what you can bring to the table, so be sure to take some time to prepare yourself and most of all try to stay calm during your conversation about a new opportunity. Additionally don’t get discouraged if you’re not the selected candidate, this often doesn’t say anything negative about you or your skills, there can be dozens of reasons a company decides not to choose you.

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